Spotlight

Using Google Glass for the greater good

Two years ago, Pranati Panuganti knew very little about Google Glass. Today, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior leads a group of 23 student members of the campus Carolina Glass Explorers club. The students are searching for ways to use the Internet-connected glasses for good and have focused on some primary projects:…

UNC Pharmacy School Launches Eshelman Institute for Innovation

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—created by a historic $100 million gift to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in December—has officially launched. The Eshelman Institute aims to inspire a culture of innovation where imagination and creative solutions accelerate change in education and health care. The institute provides a…

Succeed, Inc. inspires young students

Four students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are helping enhance STEM education – and getting students excited about science. Zach Dvorak, Mihir Pershad, Calvin Snyder and Charlotte Story started SUCCEED Inc., a pipeline that allows more science resources and materials to flow into North Carolina middle school classrooms. Video by Mary…

A common Core

The University and the Town of Chapel Hill will share a common core in a little over two years. A $5 million arts venue called The Core@Carolina Square will occupy a space at the heart of the new Franklin Street development, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced May 27 at a Memorial Hall event. The venue…

‘The Civil War Day By Day’ comes to an end

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. – William Faulkner, “Requiem for a Nun” A century and a half after the end of the American Civil War, a parallel project also has come to its conclusion. On April 26, 2015 – exactly 150 years after the surrender of Confederate troops at Bennett Place…

Loeb wins NCAA singles title

North Carolina’s Jamie Loeb defeated No. 2 seed Carol Zhao of Stanford to win the 2015 NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles National Championship on Monday afternoon. The seventh seeded player in the field, Loeb won in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, pinning the first loss on Zhao since March 22, and in the process, snapped a…

Carolina Cooks, Carolina Eats

The students chat a bit as they take their seats and prepare to learn, just as usual. But instead of pencils and notebooks, they grab forks and plates. American Studies 375 – better known as “Carolina Cooks, Carolina Eats” at UNC-Chapel Hill – isn’t your normal class. Here, ‘course’ also means appetizers, entrees and dessert.…

The family disease

Wanda (Lemna) O’Neal was four years old when her sister Nancy died. “I remember my father got a call from the hospital,” O’Neal said. “It was pneumonia, they told me. They said she choked.” This was 1966. Nancy was only eight years old, though she’d been sick most of her life. Doctors suspected that Nancy…

Serving those who serve

From executive development leadership courses for service members to a physician assistant degree program designed for returning veterans, the University of North Carolina has been dedicated to bringing education to the armed forces. May 12, Carolina announced two more impressive initiatives that will help service members and veterans succeed in the classroom — both on campus…